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Introduction to Generating Grant Funding
Course Description:

This course provides a one-day introduction to the basics of obtaining grant funding. It will help you know how to be a fundable researcher, where to look to find potential funds, how to tailor your writing to this format, and how to turn a great idea into a winning proposal. You will have a chance to review a real proposal and practice at writing part of a proposal. It will involve a number of practical written and oral exercises as well as lots of good and bad examples of grant writing.

“"The course is really useful. It’s brilliantly taught, and it is overall a very dynamic environment that gives you a much clearer picture of what’s to come. I highly recommend other students to take this course as it will be very useful in an academic career."” – Feedback from past participant


This session will cover: 

    How to be a fundable researcher

    Finding funds

    Grant approval process

    Tailored writing

    Reviewing a real proposal

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

    Understand the grant awarding process

    Know how to turn a great idea into a great proposal

    Know how to avoid common errors on proposals

    Develop an action plan to increase your chances of winning funding in the future

Intended Audience:
Research Staff and PGR
Target Audience: UCL Research Staff and PG Research students only

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